Albuquerque Fire Rescue
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
To: City Councilors and Staff
From: Fire Chief Gene L. Gallegos
Subject: Fire Restrictions, Open Space Patrols and Fireworks
As we approach the 4th of July and subsequent sale of fireworks both in and around the City of Albuquerque, I understand that you and your constituents are as concerned as I am regarding the fire danger in the Bosque and other Open Space areas. The following will explain the fire restrictions already in place and how Albuquerque Fire Rescue will respond over the next few weeks.
Stage I fire restrictions.We are currently in Stage I. The goal of Stage I restrictions is to prevent the start of wildfires based on human activities that are known to be high risk. Based on climate and fuel conditions in the Albuquerque area, Stage I restrictions shall be in effect at all times within all open space areas and include the following:Continue reading